61 SDMC science clubs upgraded
New Delhi: 61 science clubs in South Delhi Municipal Corporation have been upgraded by the Union Department of Science and Technology after establishing their crucial roles in contributing to the scientific development of primary school children.
The move comes as the Union Department approved the upgradation of 223 such science clubs across the country after experts from CBSE, NCERT, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, National Science Centre, and the Nehru Planetarium evaluated how they were doing.
These experts took their time to assess the functioning of science clubs and the impact it has on students who benefitted from it. The evaluation, which is based on the level of improvement in the scientific aptitude of primary students, level of increase in interest in scientific issues, facilities, and scientific infrastructure available at the clubs.
The officiating chairperson of the education committee under the SDMC, Nandini Sharma said that it is a matter of pleasure and pride that 61 of the science clubs are in their municipality and that they are being upgraded because of their outstanding performance.